Global swimwear brand Speedo has today announced a partnership with City of Derby Swimming Club ahead of the rollout of a programme designed to support grass roots clubs and promising young swimmers.
The club has signed a deal which will see them wear Speedo apparel and caps, with the brand also offering scholarship schemes which will help support potential stars of the future in getting access to racing suits.
This announcement signifies a move from Speedo to build relationships with clubs and help young swimmers on their journeys through the sport, with additional clubs able to join the programme from Spring 2021 onwards.
Jonny Higham, Brand Manager at Speedo, said: “We are committed to supporting young swimmers in the UK and want to give them every opportunity to fulfil their potential. This is the first of what we hope will be many partnerships announcements like this in the near future.
“We are really excited to partner with City of Derby to see if we can help them bring through the next stars of the sport.”
City of Derby is one of Derbyshire’s premier swimming clubs and regularly perform strongly on the national and international stage within domestic leagues. The club has previously produced stars such as Adam Peaty and Ross Davenport.
To mark the start of the partnership, Speedo invited City of Derby swimmers to be a part of the launch of its latest Glow Ultraviolet Fastskin suit, allowing them to appear in marketing materials alongside global superstars such as Caeleb Dressel, Kathleen Baker and Duncan Scott.
For more information, or to be considered for the programme, please email: [email protected].
The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo® is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs, and innovations, and supports swimming from grassroots through to the elite level. In the 1920s, Speedo® made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo® redefined swimwear again with Fastskin® LZR RACER® – the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System – a cap, goggle, and suit designed to work together as one. Speedo® is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V and distributed in over 170 countries around the world. To find out more visit: www.speedo.com
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